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Failing and Retaking Courses-Make Up Exam/Assignment

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1. What happens when I fail an exam/assignment of a course?

Any participant receiving a grade below 55% in any course receives a failing grade "F". The student can request a make-up exam in writing from the Graduate Course Administrator.

Make-up exams will only take place on dates when other exams of any subject are normally scheduled and can only be requested within three months from the initial date of the course. Students can check in the Intranet→Academic Calendar (Generic Calendar Mode) when are the other exams scheduled during the academic year. 

Alternatively, the student will have to take the exam the next time the exam of the relevant subject is scheduled.  All make-up exams entail a charge of €100 per student in advance. If there is a cancellation there will be a charge (€50). If more than one student requests a make-up exam, the cost will be €50 for each student.

 

2. Are the Failing grades recorded on my academic transcript?

The failing grades remain on the student’s transcript.



3. What are the consequences if I receive a second “F”?

If a participant receives a second "F" in another course, then the Programme Director will examine the following two possibilities:

  1. 1. Core course: If the second "F" is in a core course, the participant has the following options:
    1. Take the core course again and pay the relevant fees.
    2. Take a make-up exam and pay the relevant fees.
  2. 2. Elective course: If the second "F" is in an elective course, the participant has the following options:
    1. Repeat the same course and pay the relevant fees.
    2. Take another elective with no fewer credits than the one failed and pay the relevant fees.
    3. Take a make-up exam and pay the relevant fees.

A total of two "Fs" will place the participant on probation. A third "F" will automatically refer the participant to the Academic Committee with a recommendation for expulsion.

Note: All "Fs" received in course examinations, including make-up exams, will count toward the total number of "Fs" permitted.


4. What if I get a second “F” in a make-up exam?

If a participant receives a second "F" in a make-up exam, then the Programme Director will examine the following two possibilities:

  1. Core course: If the second "F" is in a core course, the participant has to take the core course again and pay the relevant fees.
  2. Elective course: If the second "F" is in an elective course, the participant has the following options:
    1. Repeat the same course and pay the relevant fees.
    2. Take another elective with no fewer credits than the one failed and pay the relevant fees.
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